Amjad Bashir MEP at the EP

Rogers wrong man to negotiate for us

Local MEP Amjad Bashir has welcomed news that Sir Ivan Rogers is resigning as the UK’s ambassador to the EU. Mr Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and The Humber, said: “Sir Ivan has a long and distinguished career as a diplomat and senior civil servant, but I always felt he was a little too much in tune with the philosophy …

The Drax power station in Selby. Amjad Bashir MEP discusses Drax.

Drax biomass go-ahead welcomed by Amjad

Today’s decision by the European Commission to approve support for the conversion of a unit at Drax Power Station in Yorkshire from coal to biomass has been welcomed by the local Conservative MEP. In January the EC launched a state aid investigation into UK Government plans to support the conversion with a subsidy for every megawatt-hour of biomass energy the …

Amjad Bashir with volunteers in Greece.

Amjad rolls up his sleeves for Athens aids effort

Yorkshire MEP Amjad Bashir has joined a charity expedition to aid people left homeless and hungry by the crash of the Greek economy. He arrived in Athens yesterday (Wedesday) with more than 30 volunteers from the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE) under the banner of its social action initiative Project Maja. The financial crisis which started nearly 10 …

Amajd hosts high-level events in Brussels to showcase Yorkshire’s universities

Yorkshire and the Humber MEP Amjad Bashir has today hosted a set of high level events in Brussels showcasing the achievements of Leeds, Sheffield and York Universities. The Conservative MEP, who campaigned for a Leave vote in the EU referendum, has been working closely with the White Rose University Consortium to promote their activities abroad and at home. The seminar …

Amjad: Brexit “negotiatior” announcement must be challenged

An attempt to declare Belgian federalist Guy Verhofstadt as the European Parliament’s Brexit negotiator should be challenged and put to all 751 MEPs, a Yorkshire and Humber MEP said today. Conservative MEP Amjad Bashir spoke out after the parliament’s President Martin Schulz today tried to appoint the leader of the fourth largest group in the parliament as the institution’s sole …

The Drax power station in Selby. Amjad Bashir MEP discusses Drax.

Amjad: Drax report shows need for regulatory certainty

Yorkshire MEP Amjad Bashir today welcomed a new report highlighting the economic importance of the Drax power complex to the regional and national economies. The Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber is a keen supporter of the company’s plans to convert the plant from coal-burning to sustainable biomass and has criticised an investigation launched by the EU over compliance with …

MEP Amjad Bashir in the EP in Strasbourg

Amjad: Funding guarantee from Treasury vindicates Brexit vote

Yorkshire and Humber MEP Amjad Bashir has welcomed news that EU funding for farmers, scientists and other projects will be replaced by the Treasury in the period immediately after Brexit. The Conservative MEP, who campaigned for a Leave vote in the EU referendum, spoke out after Chancellor Philip Hammond said the Treasury would guarantee to back EU-funded projects signed before this …

Portrait of MEP Amjad Bashir in the EP in Strasbourg

Amjad: Chinese investment shows we will prosper outside EU

A massive £1 billion investment in South Yorkshire is proof that Britain will boom outside the EU, according to a prominent Leave campaigner. Amjad Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, today welcomed the investment from China which will fund key regeneration projects in Sheffield. He said:  “EU funding is not the only game in town, despite the scare …

Amjad Bashir at multifaith event to celebrate Queen's birthday

Yorkshire Muslims host multi-faith birthday celebration for the Queen

A multi-faith celebration was hosted by Yorkshire’s Muslim community in Bradford today to mark the Queen’s 90 years on her official birthday. The event was organised by the Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber Amjad Bashir under the banner of the One Britain One Nation initiative. Faith leaders and followers from the Muslim, Sikh, Christian and Jewish communities gathered …

Image of Jean Claude Juncker. AMjad Bashir discusses the EU.

Amjad slams costly farce of EU super-hero film

Eurosceptic MEP Amjad Bashir has condemned a bizarre EU video depicting leading Brussels officials as superheroes. The Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and The Humber said the two minute animation, produced and posted online by the European Parliament’s authorities was “a farcical waste of cash”. It shows a range of EU figures, including European Parliament President Martin Schulz and Commission President …